Peter Morrison shares his love for magic with FastForward reporters
A&E INTERVIEW - December 2013
By Kayla Augustine, Avani Bahl, Matt Geffen, Victoria Gioia, Michaela Hebert, Jeremy Ivory-Chambers, Carissa Lee, Morgan Lorenz, Ethan McKeague, Sam Newsome, Olivia Malek, Rachel Metzger, Ethan McKeague, Talia Rizzo, Christa Schmitt, Nicole Schmitt, Ethan Singleton, Lacey Slattery, Arthur Weschler, Mary Winnick and Burke Wynne; from The Bay School, Bayview of San Rafael, Branson, Davidson Middle, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, Marin Horizon, Redwood High, San Domenico, Sir Francis Drake, Saint Rita, White Hill Middle and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory Schools
We arrived at the Marrakech Magic Theater in beautiful San Francisco, where we descended down a long staircase lined with electric candles before landing in a large room. A golden ceiling arched above us and a golden star adorned the floor below. We landed in a Moroccan-themed and decorated eating and sitting area, where Peter Morrison the magician appeared in the room dressed in a suit and classic- styled black and white shoes a nd slicked back hair.
According to Morrison, what makes his shows different than other magicians today is his elegant, classic style. Unlike other magicians, Morrison isn’t seen wearing the flashy or shiny blue velvet suits and he performs in an intimate historical setting. “I am a very classical magician, and like classical music, my performance is skill-based,” he said. “I don’t use a bunch of fancy boxes and smoky mirrors and lovely assistants jumping out of boxes; it is more just me performing skillful, elegant magic.”